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september, 2024

09sep2:49 amMercury enters VirgoPlanetary Ingress2:49 am EDT(GMT-04:00) View in my timeEvent Type :Planetary Ingress


Mercury enters Virgo

Mercury is in Virgo from July 25-August 14th and September 9-26, 2024. [In two sets and extended due to the recent Mercury retrograde cycle]

When Mercury is in Virgo, precision in speech, thought, and process are more important to us. This is a time when we analyze and decide what is useful and what we deem to be impractical.

Mercury feels right at home in Virgo, one of the signs that it rules (Mercury rules both Gemini and Virgo). Dealing with details is natural and easy now. We need to be careful that we don’t lose perspective if we find ourselves lost in details, however.

While Mercury is in Virgo, we should also be aware of the possibility of expressing ourselves in a too factual manner, so much so that we come across as dry, critical, or unimaginative.

We gravitate to useful information, and we can enjoy helping others with our knowledge. It’s a time for analyzing and dissecting, but we need other influences to put the pieces together or to see the bigger picture as our confidence in so doing is not strong at this time. It’s a time of conservative thinking and a strong tendency to want facts and certainties.

While Mercury is in Virgo in 2024, it forms the following aspects:

This list excludes the Moon. Major aspect dates are in bold.

  • Jul 26, 2024 8:49 PM Mercury  0 Virgo 47 quincunx Pluto  0 Aquarius 47
  • Jul 30, 2024 6:13 AM Mercury biquintile True Node
  • Aug 7, 2024 11:12 PM Mercury Rx  3 Virgo 44 conjunction  Venus  3 Virgo 44 – We’re inclined to analyze feelings or relationships, particularly past ones. We tend to chat, socialize, and flatter when Mercury and Venus meet, and with Mercury retrograde, we look back and clarify feelings or connections and intellectualize emotions and affections. This is a cooperative influence that stimulates our desire for harmony and balance, and as a result, we may not dig too deeply. Mentally, we’re not as disciplined as usual, preferring to chat with others and think about pleasant things. It’s a friendly time, but it’s also a time for looking back at old issues in a new, although possibly glossed-over, way. Whether or not glossing over is helpful is the question — some things belong in the past. Indeed, our ideas feel new and exciting, even if we are recycling old perspectives.
  • Aug 12, 2024 10:33 AM Mercury Rx biquintile True Node
  • Aug 14, 2024 9:03 AM Mercury Rx  0 Virgo 22 quincunx Pluto  0 Aquarius 22

Second part of the Mercury in Virgo transit:

  • Sep  9, 2024 3:15 PM Mercury biquintile True Node
  • Sep 10, 2024 11:50 AM Mercury quintile Jupiter
  • Sep 11, 2024 11:42 PM Mercury  4 Virgo 22 sextile Mars  4 Cancer 22 – We’re working well, quickly, and with resourcefulness. We’re strong-minded and mentally busy, forthright, forthcoming, and direct. Needing intellectual stimulation, we’re ready to debate but also enjoy discussions. It can be a time of wheeling and dealing, mechanical work, manual dexterity, and reporting.
  • Sep 13, 2024 9:49 AM Mercury  6 Virgo 44 quincunx True Node  6 Aries 44
  • Sep 13, 2024 9:14 PM Mercury  7 Virgo 32 sesquiquadrate Chiron 22 Aries 32
  • Sep 17, 2024 10:34 PM Mercury 14 Virgo 47 sesquiquadrate Pluto 29 Capricorn 47
  • Sep 18, 2024 4:50 AM Mercury 15 Virgo 15 opposition Saturn 15 Pisces 15 – We may communicate harshly, sparingly, or reluctantly. It can be difficult to trust our instincts, and we second-guess things automatically. Doubts might slow down our movements and initiatives.
  • Sep 18, 2024 7:01 PM Mercury biquintile Chiron
  • Sep 21, 2024 4:49 AM Mercury 20 Virgo 49 square Jupiter 20 Gemini 49 – A time of optimism but some overestimation and frivolity. We may have difficulty realizing plans or might suffer from imprecision or sloppiness mentally and with details. We may be communicating too much or too soon, or our minds are racing ahead. We should watch for investing too much in what’s to come or what’s possible, overlooking current opportunities in the process.
  • Sep 21, 2024 8:00 PM Mercury quintile Mars
  • Sep 21, 2024 10:59 PM Mercury 22 Virgo 13 quincunx Chiron 22 Aries 13
  • Sep 24, 2024 1:27 PM Mercury 27 Virgo 02 trine Uranus 27 Taurus 02
  • Sep 25, 2024 7:06 AM Mercury 28 Virgo 24 opposition Neptune 28 Pisces 24
  • Sep 26, 2024 12:14 AM Mercury 29 Virgo 42 trine Pluto 29 Capricorn 42

Note that Mercury is retrograde (marked with Rx) from August 5th to 28th, retreating into the sign of Leo on August 14th and returning to Virgo on September 9th.

During this phase of the Mercury-in-Virgo transit (from September 9th to 26th), we’re wiser and more forward-looking, ready to analyze and dissect problems.


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Mercury in Virgo

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